This week we celebrate two versions of My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker. The first, his classic studio recording which in my opinion was one of the best versions of My Funny Valentine ever recorded. The second shows footage of Chet Baker performing live in Torino, Italy (1957) with his smooth and melodic interpretation of My Funny Valentine.
Truly one of our jazz greats he takes us though a deep journey with hundreds of recordings and a handful of vocals over the years. A great movie – Let’s Get Lost 1988 is a documentary by Bruce Weber on Chet Baker’s life journey and tells his story through all the good and bad. In listening through Chet’s videos and recordings, his haunting version of My Funny Valentine stands in a class of its own. One of the most beautiful versions of this song ever recorded.
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SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Vol. 2) RHYTHMDB
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By HarlemHouse Summer Jazz Vol. 2 is a follow up to Summer Jazz Vol. 1 with a mixture of classic jazz standards along with cool remixes adding a contemporary edge. The first Summer Jazz mix was one of HarlemCondoLife’s favorites. Vol. 2 moves smoothly from Gegory Porter to Esperanza Spalding, Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, Ella, Chet, Sarah Vaughn, DJ Cam, the Gotan Project and a whole lot more… (See playlist below)
As always we aim to bring you a variety of different music mixes on various collections to enjoy at your leisure, whether at home, work or just while browsing through our posts on HarlemCondoLife.
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Jazz is Harlem… Happy listening and hope you enjoy the mix! HH.
SUMMER JAZZ MIX (Volume 2) RHYTHMDB 1)Feeling Good – Gregory Porter (intro Edit)// 2)Little Fly – Esperanza Spalding// 3)I’ll Remember April – Chet Baker// 4)Lover Man – Sarah Vaughan (Remix)// 5)When I Wake Up – Jill Scott// 6)Lady Sings the Blues – Billie Holiday// 7)Un ete a Paris – DJ Cam// 8)Mi Confesion – Gotan Project// 9)Angel Eyes – Ella Fitzgerald// 10)I need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc//11)God Bless The Child – Jill Scott, Al Jarreau & George Benson// 12)Illusion – Gregory Porter// 13)My Funny Valentine (Live) – Chaka Khan//14)Ver de Cabo di Nhas Odjos – Cesaria Evora// 15)Stay Together – Ledisi & Jaheim// 16)Make My Day – Waldeck (Parov Stelar Mix)// 17)Lover Come Back – Swing Republic feat. Nat King Cole// 18)That’s How Life Goes – Janita// 19)Manana – Souleance// 20)That Old Devil Called Love – Chet Baker// 21)All of A Sudden My Heart Sings – Shirley Horn// 22)Yesterdays – Billie Holiday (Junior Boys Trippy Mix)
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